Morris treble helps Roosters beat Wigan in World Club Challenge

BRETT MORRIS scored a hat-trick of tries as Sydney Roosters beat Wigan 20-8 to win the World Club Challenge. It means the NRL champions equalled their hosts’ record tally of four triumphs in the contest. Morris crossed twice early on, and Sio Siua Taukeiaho added a conversion, before the reigning Super League champions responded with a smart Tom Davies score,…

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Wigan warned: Roosters are ready for World Club Challenge bid

SYDNEY ROOSTERS might still be preparing for the new NRL season, but coach Trent Robinson says his side will be switched on for their big World Club Challenge cash at Wigan Warriors on Sunday night (7.00). Australia’s reigning champions are out to match Wigan’s record tally of four triumphs in the annual meeting of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere kingpins…

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Surprise Cup defeat for Hunslet Club Parkside

LAST year’s National Conference League champions Hunslet Club Parkside, who are coached by Castleford star Paul McShane, suffered a surprise 30-16 home defeat by Dewsbury’s Thornhil Trojans in the first round of the Coral Challenge up. Haydock, who became the lowest-ranked side to ever reach round four in 2017, are also through to Round two thanks to a 28-18 win…

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Pre-season round-up: Toronto too strong for Bradford

TORONTO WOLFPACK completed their preparations for the new Championship campaign by easing to a 48-12 win at Bradford. The Canadian side scored tries through Blake Wallace (2), Adam Higson, Gary Wheeler, Joe Mellor, Andy Ackers (2) and Andrew Dixon, with Gareth O’Brien (4) and Wallace (2) adding goals. Former Castleford man Jake Webster (pictured) crossed twice for the Bulls. Tonga…

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Smith: RFL must act on Keighley

A member of the consortium aiming to regain ownership of Keighley Cougars has told the Rugby Football League: “It’s time for decisive action.” With their scheduled League 1 opener at Whitehaven less than four weeks away, the club remains in special measures and under the controversial control of Austria Holdings. The RFL imposed the sanctions, meaning Keighley can’t make signings…

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